Wednesday, May 14, 2008

one man's trash is another man's...

I've been thinking a lot about simplifying things in my life - starting with my consumer tendencies. I've been doing okay at spending less on unneccessary things and, more importantly, asking myself just how neccessary something is before I pull out the plastic to purchase it.

In an effort to challenge myself to live more simply and to wipe my debt slate clean faster, I've swallowed the 'bye bye in-suite washer and drier and everything else that is amazing and beautiful and comfortable about my posh loft' pill and given my notice to my landlord friend. I have the summer to take advantage of the rooftop patio and then I'm back on the hunt for a cheapo apartment full of character.

As sad as it will be to say goodbye to the loft, I'm actually really excited about hunting down somewhere new to live and taking on the new decorating projects and challenges that will come with it. My goal is to find the cheapest place I can in a neato neighbourhood and make it look fabulous on a tight budget - yay! (Seriously - I need to figure out how to apartment hop and decorate for a living. Anyone feel like spotting me a loan to apartment flip?)

Anyways, there will of course be more updates on this as my move out/ move in date approaches. In the meantime, let me get to the point of this post which is to highlight a super cool couple who have created a great space by recycling what others have thrown in the trash. 'Look what I found in the trash' is on design*sponge's guest blog and features Dave and Abi - junk collectors extraordinaire. Super inspiring! Talk about super creative, budget friendly living! Read about it and view more images here.


Lauren V. Hunter said...

Im in NY, and planning a cross country move to San Diego next summer!! A big haul!! BUT! Im totally looking forward to settling down, and spending some serious time making a home for myself - and decorating it just the way i want it!! Living in NYC is a pain and I cant wait for some space - hopefully some of it green!!!
So im totally with you on loving the idea of playing with a new place and having fun with it!! Enjoy!! And ill look forward to seeing it all come to life on your blog!

Robyn said...

I saw that and my first initial thought was "omg, I NEED to raid that house!" -- there are so many things that I love in there... but as a whole, it would drive me nuts having a place so cluttered. Can you imagine dusting?? :)

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